Federal election for “older people”, youth “left out” despite job promises: commentator

A political commentator has claimed the federal election will not be one for young voters, despite Liberal and Labor Party pledges catering to Australia’s youth. Murdoch University Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Ian Cook said both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had not done enough for young voters, while stating…

Scott Morrison calls Federal Election

Australians will go to the polls on May 18 after Scott Morrison ended speculation and called for a federal election. The Prime Minister revealed the date after seeing Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, on Thursday morning asking him to dissolve Parliament. “Earlier this morning, I visited the Governor-General here in Canberra and he accepted my advice for…

UPDATE: Scott Morrison voted in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

A week filled with political unrest has finally had some progress. The leadership spill ballot was successful earlier this morning, attracting 45 votes to 40. Malcolm Turnbull from that moment was no longer the Prime Minister, however experts have commented the numbers suggest a very significant number of Government politicians still support Malcolm Turnbull, despite…

Winners & Losers On The Federal Budget 2017

Tonight, the Federal Government handed down the new budget for 2017-18. Here’s our breakdown of what will happen after July 1 this year. Housing Affordability: First home buyers will be able to funnel part of their income into their superannuation accounts, at a lower tax rate than normal. The Government said the First Home Super…

Greens Leader on WA’s recount result

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed her enthusiasm for her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, returning as a Greens Senator representing the people of Western Australia after the WA recount. Mrs Milne has expressed gratitude to all the scrutineers, Greens members and supporters all around the country for all of their on going support and…

Prime Minister Faces Steep Learning Curve

Prime minister Tony Abbott has a steep learning curve ahead of him as he looks forward to navigating the new Senate. The Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne has welcomed the comments made by the Prime Minister of respecting the role of the Senate but emphasizes the respect should be extended further than just conservative Senators. This was made…

AEC Denies Ludlam’s Recount Request

The Australian Electoral Commission has rejected Greens Senator Scott Ludlam’s request to recount the Senate votes. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich’s recount request was also denied. In a media release, the AEC stated that: “The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount and as…

Scott Ludlam Loses Seat

The Palmer United Party’s candidate Zhenya Wang won the WA Senate seat while Greens Senator Scott Ludlam missed out. The PUP will now have 3 seats in the upper house and 1 seat in the lower house. David Johnston, Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash will stand for the Liberals. On the other hand, Joe Bullock…